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 May 24, 2019

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In each bite-sized, daily episode of Before Breakfast, host Laura Vanderkam shares a time management strategy or an answer to a listener’s schedule question. How can listeners make the most of their time, both at work and at home? The mission is to give listeners practical tools to feel less busy and get more done.

Episode Date
The New Corner Office: How to limit kid interruptions
270

Work well when older kids are home

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Nov 27, 2022
Second Cup: Schedule time for follow up
381

Meetings aren't over when they end

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Nov 26, 2022
How to get rich quicker
338

Joel and Matt from How to Money share how low cost funds can save you a lot

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Nov 25, 2022
Watch those recurring fees
360

Joel and Matt from How to Money share tips for keeping tabs on money leaks

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Nov 24, 2022
How to create an emergency fund
333

Joel and Matt from How to Money share practical tips for stashing some cash

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Nov 23, 2022
Day by day
346

A time for planning means you don't always need to be planning

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Nov 22, 2022
Plant seeds to enjoy the harvest
535

Make time for work that just might lead to something big

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Nov 21, 2022
The New Corner Office: Battle energy vampires
297

Cope with tasks and people you find draining

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Nov 20, 2022
Second Cup: Why time matters
486

Figure out how to welcome people into an event that's already happening

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Nov 19, 2022
Give a subscription
399

The printed word makes a great year-long gift

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Nov 18, 2022
Plan to present what you learned
289

Ask how you'd share knowledge so you pick up more

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Nov 17, 2022
Make function fun
334

Add delight to everyday objects

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Nov 16, 2022
Upgrade your introductions
323

Share information or resources, rather than "fun facts"

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Nov 15, 2022
See the light
365

Plan ahead in winter to enjoy daylight hours

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Nov 14, 2022
The New Corner Office: Embrace your weekends
276

How to relax when weekdays and weekends look similar

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Nov 13, 2022
Second Cup: Plan for latecomers
464

Figure out how to welcome people into an event that's already happening

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Nov 12, 2022
Don't be a bad boss of yourself
368

Be the kind of manager you'd love to have

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Nov 11, 2022
Take a 36-hour vacation
414

Getting away doesn't require taking time off work

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Nov 10, 2022
Have something to say
354

Think about answers to common questions ahead of time

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Nov 09, 2022
Host a swap
391

Save money, reduce waste, and build a community

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Nov 08, 2022
Look out the window first
358

Clear your mind before clearing your inbox

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Nov 07, 2022
The New Corner Office: The remote worker is in
270

Be more effective with semi-regular hours

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Nov 06, 2022
Second Cup: Have more fun in line
444

Make the most of lines you can't avoid 

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Nov 05, 2022
Three ways to meet your happiness needs
375

The right experiences can make any workday better

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Nov 04, 2022
Have a weekly calendar meeting
321

Set a time to coordinate logistics

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Nov 03, 2022
You're perfect for this job
295

Tell people why you're choosing them

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Nov 02, 2022
Host a virtual toast
320

Celebrate with far-flung friends

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Nov 01, 2022
Say thank you more than please
333

Aim for the right gratitude ration

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Oct 31, 2022
The New Corner Office: Learn the phonetic alphabet
207

On the phone a lot? Be understood

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Oct 30, 2022
Second Cup: Revisit a familiar book
331

End a reading slump by re-reading something good

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Oct 29, 2022
Check the weather
296

A simple way to feel more prepared

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Oct 28, 2022
There is always downtime
334

Even busy schedules still feature unstructured time

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Oct 27, 2022
What if you do, what if you don't
288

Weigh the benefits and costs when deciding to take action

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Oct 26, 2022
The best idea you never pursued
344

Ask what ideas you and others still have brewing

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Oct 25, 2022
The year isn't over yet
386

You have plenty of time to achieve your goals

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Oct 24, 2022
The New Corner Office: Re-create the water cooler
235

How one team stays connected

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Oct 23, 2022
Second Cup: What for, why now, what else
273

Be mindful of why you are picking up your phone

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Oct 22, 2022
You chose this
368

How to keep job stress in check

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Oct 21, 2022
Prepare for a grief anniversary
329

Know what you'll do when the calendar comes around

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Oct 20, 2022
Keep your Legos
329

Save creative work you can't use right now

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Oct 19, 2022
Just get to three
380

Often can be more doable than always

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Oct 18, 2022
Feed your mind
332

Be sure to consume whatever you aim to produce

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Oct 17, 2022
The New Corner Office: Quit conference call multi-tasking
210

How to pay attention when it’s easier not to

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Oct 16, 2022
Second Cup: Do you miss it
277

Not everything that's lost must be replaced

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Oct 15, 2022
How not to crash on weekends
384

Don't build up a sleep debt during the week

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Oct 14, 2022
One way to battle burnout
345

Fight exhaustion by becoming more engaged with life

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Oct 13, 2022
Take the pumpkin challenge
304

Embrace silly seasonal fun

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Oct 12, 2022
Life is lived in Tuesdays
397

To enjoy life more, upgrade your normal days

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Oct 11, 2022
Self help can be helpful
372

Books are a low-cost way to boost motivation

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Oct 10, 2022
The New Corner Office: Give your office life with plants
239

Make any workspace feel warm and welcoming

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Oct 09, 2022
Second Cup: When you wake before your alarm
377

Take advantage of unexpected time

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Oct 08, 2022
Be ready, not crazy busy
373

Use strategies from emergency rooms to handle stressful times

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Oct 07, 2022
Try combination adventures
331

Get people out the door by making sure everyone will have fun

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Oct 06, 2022
Calculate how much time is left
359

How to make ordinary moments more meaningful

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Oct 05, 2022
Dress for the joy you want
341

Bright colors and patterns can lift your mood

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Oct 04, 2022
Keep chores in check
334

Batch tasks to keep them from taking over your life

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Oct 03, 2022
The New Corner Office: Make a new hire feel welcome
225

What to do on a virtual colleague’s first day

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Oct 02, 2022
Second Cup: Plan your weeks on Fridays
314

This simple planning habit changed Laura’s life, and it can change yours too.

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Oct 01, 2022
Use more of the hoop
250

Success shouldn’t require perfection

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Sep 30, 2022
Work against something
284

Righteous anger can spur incredible creativity

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Sep 29, 2022
You don't have to love it from day one
301

Follow your passion? Turns out it can grow over time

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Sep 28, 2022
Confirm addresses
257

One practical reason to reach out

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Sep 27, 2022
How to take criticism in stride
303

Separate helpful feedback from unhelpful attacks

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Sep 26, 2022
The New Corner Office: Plan your breaks
265

Create an intentional template for your day to get more done

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Sep 25, 2022
Second Cup: You don't have to finish
345

If something is supposed to be fun, make sure it is

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Sep 24, 2022
How to feel less overwhelmed
336

Having a plan makes tough weeks feel doable

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Sep 23, 2022
Try the 3-hour rule
344

Make time for deep work and all the little tasks too

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Sep 22, 2022
Pin down what makes you miserable
304

Knowing what you don't like at work can make things better

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Sep 21, 2022
Collect pithy praise
315

Short testimonials help make your case

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Sep 20, 2022
Give yourself a budget
342

Spending mindfully can be better than not spending at all

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Sep 19, 2022
The New Corner Office: Ask how you can help
267

Reaching out solves problems and opens up opportunities

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Sep 18, 2022
Second Cup: Borrow before you buy
362

How to stop clutter before it starts

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Sep 17, 2022
Be choosy about advice
382

Not all advice is worth following

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Sep 16, 2022
Don't pad your to-do list
386

Focus your intentions to get more done

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Sep 15, 2022
To-do means today
388

Your to-do list should be a contract with yourself

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Sep 14, 2022
If you’re happy, let them know it
344

Tell people exactly what you enjoyed and why

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Sep 13, 2022
Give yourself a chance
265

Even if conditions aren’t perfect, you can do a lot

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Sep 12, 2022
The New Corner Office: Be (a little) less efficient
207

The case for running an errand during the workday

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Sep 11, 2022
Second Cup: Borrow a hobby
304

Try out new ways to spend your free time

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Sep 10, 2022
Sometimes you can sweep it under the rug
316

Not every mess must be dealt with

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Sep 09, 2022
Use chat for good
329

Make virtual meetings more effective and inclusive

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Sep 08, 2022
Tip generously if you can
268

Sometimes a little extra can mean a lot

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Sep 07, 2022
Break it into pieces
263

Make progress even in small bits of time

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Sep 06, 2022
Respect your sleep set point
313

Get more done by getting the sleep you need

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Sep 05, 2022
The New Corner Office: One dozen goals
246

How to plan an ambitious, balanced year

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Sep 04, 2022
Second Cup: No one is busy at 5 a.m.
377

Unusual times might be the best times to get together

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Sep 03, 2022
Pack your listening material
349

Think through driving time to make it more pleasant

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Sep 02, 2022
Linger
333

Summer -- or any good time -- doesn't have to be over yet

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Sep 01, 2022
Picture yourself a year from now
343

Mental time travel helps solve life's little problems

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Aug 31, 2022
Remember yourself a year ago
338

Mental time travel makes progress more apparent

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Aug 30, 2022
Checklists lighten the mental load
382

Share the steps so you can share the work

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Aug 29, 2022
The New Corner Office: Make (better) work friends
268

Why you should get closer to a few acquaintances

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Aug 28, 2022
Second Cup: What makes an experience good
332

Know the highlights, so you can make sure they happen

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Aug 27, 2022
How to help yourself relax
326

Set a timer so you can settle in

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Aug 26, 2022
In praise of book reports
266

Recount what happened and you’ll remember things better

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Aug 25, 2022
Write your own operating manual
318

Help people figure out how to work with you

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Aug 24, 2022
Aim to leave as a smarter person
322

Try to learn instead of trying to make an impression

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Aug 23, 2022
People are a good use of time
311

Favorite people make non-favorite activities worthwhile

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Aug 22, 2022
The New Corner Office: Create a work bucket list
296

Brainstorm whatever you’d like to achieve

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Aug 21, 2022
Second Cup: Scroll less, puzzle more
354

How to be more mindful during leisure time

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Aug 20, 2022
Checklists mean less nagging
450

People need reminding, but you don’t need to be the reminder

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Aug 19, 2022
Go watch the fireflies
283

A few minutes for wonder won't hurt, and it might help

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Aug 18, 2022
Checklists save time
361

How to stop worrying and make fewer mistakes

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Aug 17, 2022
One trick to make screen time more mindful
300

Make it harder to mindlessly log on

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Aug 16, 2022
Look at the whole iceberg
321

Make sure you know how much work is truly involved

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Aug 15, 2022
The New Corner Office: What to do when you finish early
251

Get ahead, relax, or dream big

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Aug 14, 2022
Second Cup: Summer Fridays aren't just for summer
337

The case for a slightly shorter workweek

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Aug 13, 2022
Capture your shower ideas
357

Don't forget, even if it’s hard to take notes

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Aug 12, 2022
If you buy it, will you use it?
389

How to figure out what you'll use, and won't

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Aug 11, 2022
Your friends are my friends
293

Mix and match to create variety and delight

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Aug 10, 2022
Track time while off the clock
363

How to remember where vacation time really went

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Aug 09, 2022
Don't be minute wise and hour foolish
399

When it comes to time, the big things matter

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Aug 08, 2022
The New Corner Office: Take a working vacation
242

The case for doing a little work here and there

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Aug 07, 2022
Second Cup: If you think it will be fun, say yes
342

Err on the side of making more memories

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Aug 06, 2022
Just go to bed
345

Almost everything looks better in the morning

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Aug 05, 2022
Put a toe in the water
370

Try it out before committing

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Aug 04, 2022
Create your own scorecard
399

What gets measured gets done

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Aug 03, 2022
Do a recommendation swap
344

Share favorites with friends

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Aug 02, 2022
Aim for a few enjoyable moments
338

How to avoid disappointment

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Aug 01, 2022
The New Corner Office: DIY lunch and learn
236

Learn new skills on your lunch break

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Jul 31, 2022
Second Cup: Work your way to yes
319

Slowing down a decision may improve your chances

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Jul 30, 2022
How old dogs learn new tricks?
345

You can change at any age

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Jul 29, 2022
Don't get too hungry
320

Plan ahead to avoid bad decisions

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Jul 28, 2022
Smart categories create variety
325

A planning hack the can make life more fun

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Jul 27, 2022
Why are you working late?
311

Set intentions for after-hours work

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Jul 26, 2022
Go by yourself
404

Solo adventures are better than missing out

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Jul 25, 2022
The New Corner Office: Optimism pays
279

Assuming the best is usually wise

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Jul 24, 2022
Second Cup: Understand your learning curve
331

How to stay motivated

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Jul 23, 2022
If/Then
317

Make sure your actions serve their intended purposes

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Jul 22, 2022
In a few hours, this will be over
443

Try a mindset that makes challenging times feel doable

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Jul 21, 2022
Have more fun in line
443

Make the most of lines you can't avoid

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Jul 20, 2022
Plan for latecomers
463

Figure out how to welcome people into an event that's already happening

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Jul 19, 2022
Make your fun fact more than fun
368

Use icebreakers to do something useful

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Jul 18, 2022
The New Corner Office: Put your kids to work
209

How to involve kids in your work life

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Jul 17, 2022
Second Cup: Try some work puttering time
292

Try some work puttering time

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Jul 16, 2022
Make someone smile now
279

Use your super powers to make the world better 

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Jul 15, 2022
Design your own camp
398

Have some focused fun this summer

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Jul 14, 2022
Keep your remarks brief
352

When it comes to speaking, less is more

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Jul 13, 2022
Don't be a one-hit wonder
380

Always be ready for the next big idea

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Jul 12, 2022
How to do a weekend to-do list well
369

When you need to get things done and relax too

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Jul 11, 2022
The New Corner Office: The 30-hour plan
250

How couples can equitably split remote work and childcare

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Jul 10, 2022
Second Cup: Schedule a pick-up
331

When you don't have a deadline, create one

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Jul 09, 2022
Sit by the fire
285

One way to make an ordinary day special

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Jul 08, 2022
Go through the motions
369

Sometimes it's wise to fake it until you feel it

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Jul 07, 2022
Make journaling useful
312

A few prompts can really get you thinking

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Jul 06, 2022
People notice less than you think
319

Everyone is wrapped up in their own little worlds

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Jul 05, 2022
Create your happy place
374

Let yourself get away without leaving home

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Jul 04, 2022
The New Corner Office: Network on social media
252

Connect with industry leaders in an authentic way

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Jul 03, 2022
Second Cup: Things will look better in the morning
342

You'll probably feel better in a few hour

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Jul 02, 2022
Power up at lunch
356

Smart strategies for staying productive all afternoon

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Jul 01, 2022
Update your resolutions
366

A mid-year check-in can keep you on track

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Jun 30, 2022
Is this sustainable?
334

Make sure you can keep going for the long haul

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Jun 29, 2022
One tech skill per month
289

A sustainable way to stay current

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Jun 28, 2022
Pass the good stuff on
350

Give treasured tools a second life

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Jun 27, 2022
The New Corner Office: Smile and dial
200

Get more comfortable with picking up the phone

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Jun 26, 2022
Second Cup: Plans create possibilities
324

A weekend plan actually gives you more options

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Jun 25, 2022
What to ask in informational interviews
299

Smart questions to move your career forward

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Jun 24, 2022
Think connection, not networking
359

Grow your network without feeling transactional

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Jun 23, 2022
Just a few millimeters off
381

Unhappy in your job? You might not need to change careers.

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Jun 22, 2022
Your space, our space, then storage space
357

Organize what you can control first

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Jun 21, 2022
How quickly can you find it?
367

Make sure you know where important papers are hiding

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Jun 20, 2022
The New Corner Office: Believing and doubting
261

How teams can refine their ideas

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Jun 19, 2022
Second Cup: Start with today
388

Organize the current mess before clearing a backlog

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Jun 18, 2022
Low expectations are easy to meet
361

Make sure your goals are truly attainable

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Jun 17, 2022
You can't eat prestige
413

Be wise about when you work for free

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Jun 16, 2022
Mark your calendar
375

If you think you might like to do something, write it down

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Jun 15, 2022
Set a life maintenance time
343

Choose a preferred time for appointments

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Jun 14, 2022
Open a window
282

A little fresh air can change a lot

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Jun 13, 2022
The New Corner Office: Change your meeting default
234

Make sure long meetings are worth the time

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Jun 12, 2022
Second Cup: Love your Mondays
307

Small schedule tweaks can keep the Monday blues at bay

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Jun 11, 2022
Just send a photo
277

Sometimes a picture really is worth 1000 words

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Jun 10, 2022
Let them know you got it
310

A little acknowledgement eases a lot of worry

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Jun 09, 2022
Do a day date
307

There's a lot of fun to be had before dark

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Jun 08, 2022
Become an expert on free adventures
360

It's easy to invite others to low-cost fun

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Jun 07, 2022
Don't waste those minutes before a call
346

Build good habits in tiny bits of time

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Jun 06, 2022
The New Corner Office: Save brainpower for important stuff
213

Steward your energy by making Monday decisions automatic

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Jun 05, 2022
Second Cup: Watch TV wisely
342

How to enjoy TV without it taking over your life.

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Jun 04, 2022
Be famous for something
357

Be known for something a little offbeat

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Jun 03, 2022
When you're running late, communicate
326

Let people know you're late as soon as you know you're late

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Jun 02, 2022
Find a formula
330

In praise of no-brainer rules

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Jun 01, 2022
Holly Frey In Conversation With Seneca Women to Hear Winner: Dahlia Wilde
278

Holly Frey, host of Stuff You Missed in History Class, sits down with Dahlia Wilde, one of the ten winners of Seneca Women to Hear: Search for the Next Great Female Podcasters

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May 31, 2022
Get to know one bit of nature
316

Revisit a place often to watch the seasons change

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May 31, 2022
Make one spot a haven
340

You can't always control other people's messes

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May 30, 2022
The New Corner Office: Work outside
213

See your projects in (literally) a different light

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May 29, 2022
Second Cup: Wasting time
408

What does it mean to waste time? Laura offers a new definition of what it means to be productive.

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May 28, 2022
One way to worry less
372

Remember how many problems you have solved

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May 27, 2022
Dwell in the past
366

Actively recall happy memories

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May 26, 2022
Put it on repeat
273

Choose something to listen to again and again

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May 25, 2022
No response needed
285

Don't burden those going through tough times

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May 24, 2022
The next time you see me
261

An easy way to hold yourself accountable

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May 23, 2022
The New Corner Office: Curate your view
285

Pay attention to what’s outside your window

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May 22, 2022
Second Cup: Give yourself a bedtime
299

More sleep is life-changing. If you can’t sleep in, here’s your next best option.

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May 21, 2022
Schedule time for follow up
381

Meetings aren't over when they end

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May 20, 2022
You can probably learn
403

Most skills are learnable in time

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May 19, 2022
Short form, long form
338

How to make your morning routine sustainable

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May 18, 2022
Understand your weekly rhythms
294

Match the right work to the right time

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May 17, 2022
Gift wrap your work
360

Pay attention to how you present things

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May 16, 2022
The New Corner Office: Put a lid on it
225

Never spill your coffee, or have it go cold, again

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May 15, 2022
Second Cup: Make time for friends
363

Time spent with friends feels magical. Here’s how to build more of it into your life.

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May 14, 2022
Plan a closing ceremony
373

Acknowledge endings so you can move forward

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May 13, 2022
Choose a rain date
325

Everything important needs a back-up slot

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May 12, 2022
Bring good news
318

Build the habit of noting what's going right

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May 11, 2022
Brag about a colleague
335

The best way to show you're on a winning team

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May 10, 2022
What you don't know can't distract you
337

Limit incoming information so you can get more done

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May 09, 2022
The New Corner Office: Choose a work theme song
209

Ease transitions, and pump yourself up for the workday

 

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May 08, 2022
Second Cup: Mix and match a morning routine
358

Make steady progress toward multiple goals

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May 07, 2022
Do you miss it?
277

Not everything that's lost must be replaced

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May 06, 2022
What for, why now, what else
273

Be mindful of why you are picking up your phone

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May 05, 2022
Revisit a familiar book
331

End a reading slump by re-reading something good

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May 04, 2022
Throw your own party
387

Take the initiative to celebrate good moments

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May 03, 2022
You work with people
355

There's usually another human being on the other end

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May 02, 2022
The New Corner Office: Master the art of rescheduling
205

How to move commitments considerately

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May 01, 2022
Second Cup: How to quit the snooze button
279

Find more time in your day — and sleep better — by learning how to kick the snooze button habit for good.

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Apr 30, 2022
Build it before you need it
332

Asking what can go wrong means more will go right

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Apr 29, 2022
Try some work puttering time
292

Leave some space for trying things out

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Apr 28, 2022
Just get going and see what happens
334

You don't need to feel motivated to get started

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Apr 27, 2022
Plus one
311

How to create more social time without tying up your calendar

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Apr 26, 2022
Efficiency is anticipation
337

Looking forward can save time and money

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Apr 25, 2022
The New Corner Office: Learn the phonetic alphabet
207

On the phone a lot? Be understood

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Apr 24, 2022
Second Cup: How to ‘have it all’
356

Work and life don’t have to be in opposition

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Apr 23, 2022
Let go of meeting FOMO
310

You can contribute without being present

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Apr 22, 2022
Look ahead a week or two
372

Make sure you know about anything major coming up

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Apr 21, 2022
It's just a phase
323

Embrace the fact that nothing lasts forever

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Apr 20, 2022
The paradox of the junk drawer
342

How an 'other' category makes organization possible

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Apr 19, 2022
Work smart when working after hours
429

Intentions and boundaries keep work in its place

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Apr 18, 2022
The New Corner Office: Display a work memento
223

How to feel connected to your colleagues and your purpose

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Apr 17, 2022
Second Cup: Don't let criticism sting
295

A listener asks how to shrug off unhelpful feedback

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Apr 16, 2022
Stay in touch
392

People from your past can make things happen in the future

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Apr 15, 2022
Try a double header
461

Combine meetings to free up space

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Apr 15, 2022
Make screen-free fun more tempting
422

Level the playing field

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Apr 13, 2022
On a scale of 1 to 10
352

Figure out how much everyone really cares

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Apr 12, 2022
Be a person who does fun stuff
310

Change the story you tell about yourself

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Apr 11, 2022
The New Corner Office: Use a “done” list
245

Hold yourself accountable and celebrate what you've accomplished

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Apr 10, 2022
Second Cup: Use ‘shadow values’ in your favor
325

Understanding people’s secret motivations is powerful 

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Apr 09, 2022
Don't wait to apologize
345

Making amends fast can save a relationship

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Apr 07, 2022
Log your pauses
366

Take smart breaks, not unintentional ones

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Apr 06, 2022
50 not 60
432

Shorten meetings a little to stay on track

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Apr 05, 2022
If that's the worst thing
302

How to keep minor annoyances in perspective

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Apr 04, 2022
The New Corner Office: It doesn’t hurt to ask
254

People are more likely to help than you think

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Apr 03, 2022
Second Cup: See what gets thrown away
255

Save money and waste less by monitoring what you throw out

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Apr 02, 2022
Write your own quarterly report
330

Why you should reflect on life every 90 days

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Apr 01, 2022
Take the friendship challenge
306

Be more social for the next 30 days

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Mar 31, 2022
Fix the known bugs
323

Don't let little annoyances linger

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Mar 30, 2022
1000 more steps
359

Aim to move just a little bit more

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Mar 29, 2022
How to amortize time
327

You can prepare when something time-consuming is coming up

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Mar 28, 2022
The New Corner Office: Create your own soundscape
210

Choose your work soundtrack to get more done

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Mar 27, 2022
Second Cup: Borrow a hobby
304

Try out new ways to spend your free time

 

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Mar 26, 2022
Upgrade your home screen
360

Set a positive tone for the day

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Mar 25, 2022
Don't text while moving
310

Stay safe and give yourself space to think

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Mar 24, 2022
Plan for distracted days
334

How to stay productive when there won't be focused time

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Mar 23, 2022
Start with today
388

Organize the current mess before clearing a backlog

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Mar 22, 2022
Don't reward looking busy
508

Create a culture that rewards getting things done

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Mar 21, 2022
The New Corner Office: Discomfort is distracting
231

Ergonomic tweaks can make it easier to focus

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Mar 20, 2022
Second Cup: Gossip for good
289

Let people overhear you say nice things about them

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Mar 19, 2022
Close the loop
370

Let people know what worked and what didn't

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Mar 18, 2022
Make your own luck
331

How to bring more opportunity into your life

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Mar 17, 2022
Only one at a time
317

Limiting treats can stretch out your enjoyment

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Mar 16, 2022
Purposeful presence
375

Make sure there's a good reason for being where you are

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Mar 15, 2022
What makes an experience good
332

Know the highlights, so you can make sure they happen

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Mar 14, 2022
The New Corner Office: Connect beyond social media
301

Spend more time with real friends and colleagues

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Mar 13, 2022
Second Cup: Maybe you don’t want to
301

There could be a reason you keep pushing something forward

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Mar 12, 2022
Summer Fridays aren't just for summer
337

The case for a slightly shorter workweek

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Mar 11, 2022
Everyone can have their fun
466

Plan weekends with lots to look forward to

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Mar 10, 2022
Pare down your inventory
371

It's satisfying to use up what you have

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Mar 09, 2022
Admiring without aspiring
398

You don't have to attempt what others do well

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Mar 08, 2022
No one is busy at 5 a.m.
377

Unusual times might be the best times to get together

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Mar 07, 2022
The New Corner Office: If you want to keep working from home
278

How to negotiate a long term remote set-up

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Mar 06, 2022
Second Cup: Try a Sunday basket
249

A smart technique to stop dropping the ball

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Mar 05, 2022
Label your emails
311

Let recipients know what they're in for

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Mar 04, 2022
Notice favorite colors
311

An easy way to be thoughtful

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Mar 03, 2022
When you wake before your alarm
377

Take advantage of unexpected time

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Mar 02, 2022
Your 2500 books
325

How to figure out what's worth reading

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Mar 01, 2022
Pay yourself a commission
310

How to make annoying money tasks feel worthwhile

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Feb 28, 2022
The New Corner Office: Spin a good story
230

Learn how to describe your career journey

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Feb 27, 2022
Second Cup: Change your clocks, nudge new habits
267

What do you need to do twice a year?

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Feb 26, 2022
Do a meeting audit
429

Figure out where your workday really goes

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Feb 25, 2022
You might not need to quit
324

Take a break before you break things off for good

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Feb 24, 2022
Do fairness checks
348

How to make sure no one is doing too much or too little

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Feb 23, 2022
Enthusiasm wins
302

Make sure to show your excitement

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Feb 22, 2022
Buy those snow pants
365

Items that enable experiences tend to be good buys

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Feb 21, 2022
The New Corner Office: You are not Cinderella
267

Don’t fill your day with household chores

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Feb 20, 2022
Second Cup: Make a quick fix list
242

Tackle those nagging tasks, one at a time

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Feb 19, 2022
Be a little less responsible
274

How to handle recurring work

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Feb 18, 2022
Solve the right problem first
336

Stop feeling overwhelmed and start being strategic

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Feb 17, 2022
Give a warm welcome
327

How to make newcomers feel at home

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Feb 16, 2022
Persistence over perfection
296

Most systems will help if you give them a chance

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Feb 15, 2022
Somebody loves you
326

People become more lovable when treated well

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Feb 14, 2022
The New Corner Office: Use those waiting minutes
180

Don't let little bits of time slip away

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Feb 13, 2022
Second Cup: Choose weekly themes
251

Dial up the fun by borrowing a tip from summer camps

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Feb 12, 2022
Notes last
317

Personal messages make an impact for years

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Feb 11, 2022
Schedule cyclical plus linear time
388

Make space for maintenance plus moving forward

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Feb 10, 2022
Find your moonshot
373

Challenge yourself by aiming big

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Feb 09, 2022
Most things can be changed
390

How to make decisions less stressful

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Feb 08, 2022
Don't keep good news to yourself
361

Make a big deal of other people's accomplishments

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Feb 07, 2022
The New Corner Office: Collaborate on something new
273

Shake up your work life with something fun

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Feb 06, 2022
Second Cup: Get good gear
275

Be prepared for winter and the cold won’t matter

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Feb 05, 2022
Try nested meetings
275

One way to make meetings more efficient

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Feb 04, 2022
Slow progress is still progress
283

As long as you keep moving forward, you're good

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Feb 03, 2022
Life is lived in hours
314

How to make yourself happier

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Feb 02, 2022
Scrambled eggs with a side of connection
295

Breakfast can be social time

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Feb 01, 2022
Crowdsource the answer
358

Save time by learning from others' experiences

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Jan 31, 2022
The New Corner Office: Take a working vacation
242

The case for doing a little work here and there

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Jan 30, 2022
Second Cup: Reconsider normal
339

Everyone has their stories — take a good look at yours

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Jan 29, 2022
Make Sundays special not scary
400

Give yourself something to look forward to

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Jan 28, 2022
Pick the perfect treat
444

Boost your spirits in your favorite ways

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Jan 27, 2022
Reciprocate
331

Return the kindnesses others show to you

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Jan 26, 2022
Don't make promises you won't want to keep
363

Buy yourself time rather than committing

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Jan 25, 2022
Keep a leisure log
394

Get smart about your free time

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Jan 24, 2022
The New Corner Office: See what you can cancel
237

Manage your calendar, free up time

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Jan 23, 2022
Second Cup: Give a friend a podcast
258

Share a show and you both reap the benefits

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Jan 22, 2022
Prepare for a busy season
369

How to avoid getting overwhelmed

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Jan 21, 2022
All but done isn't done
298

Don't stop before the last step

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Jan 20, 2022
A little inefficiency is OK
383

Don't get stressed about the little things

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Jan 19, 2022
Who you are, not what you do
277

Adopt an identity to change a habit

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Jan 18, 2022
Understand your learning curve
331

How to stay motivated

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Jan 17, 2022
The New Corner Office: Battle energy vampires
297

Cope with tasks and people you find draining

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Jan 16, 2022
Second Cup: When you bill time
425

Maximize focus when distractions abound

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Jan 15, 2022
When weekend wishes diverge
429

It's OK for everyone to do their own thing

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Jan 14, 2022
Remembering becomes easier over time
359

How to figure out where the time really goes

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Jan 13, 2022
Deepen time
361

Sometimes you should do two things at once

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Jan 12, 2022
Your calendar and reality
402

Life often differs from what we have planned

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Jan 11, 2022
Mondays aren't for deciding
325

How you spend Monday can transform your schedule

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Jan 10, 2022
The New Corner Office: Master the art of rescheduling
205

How to move commitments considerately

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Jan 09, 2022
Second Cup: Remember names
322

Names matter — here’s how to stop forgetting

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Jan 08, 2022
Three minutes to a better schedule
315

Tracking time doesn't take much time

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Jan 07, 2022
Buy yourself flowers
283

An easy way to make life more cheerful

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Jan 06, 2022
There isn't always a lesson
324

Don't draw broad conclusions when things go wrong

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Jan 05, 2022
Would you move it?
331

How to decide what's worth keeping

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Jan 04, 2022
Make a winter fun list
313

Feel more festive during dreary days

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Jan 03, 2022
The New Corner Office: Create a shutdown ritual
227

End your day feeling calm and accomplished

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Jan 02, 2022
Second Cup: Resolve to have more fun
280

The best resolution to make the new year feel full of joy

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Jan 01, 2022
What are next year's highlights?
325

Boost your chances of a successful year

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Dec 31, 2021
Celebrate off season
309

Plan your fun at unconventional times

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Dec 30, 2021
The secret to successful change
317

How to make your resolutions stick

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Dec 29, 2021
Measure twice
303

Give anything that matters a second glance

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Dec 28, 2021
Work your way to yes
318

Slowing down a decision may improve your chances

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Dec 27, 2021
The New Corner Office: Give yourself the gift of time
318

Stop rushing and have more fun at work

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Dec 26, 2021
Second Cup: Lift a low mood
338

Figure out how to put a smile on your loved ones’ faces

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Dec 25, 2021
Comfort and joy
344

The case for singing more

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Dec 24, 2021
Refresh a tradition
369

Tweak the tried and true to make it work for you

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Dec 23, 2021
Working late? Take a break in the middle
418

How to manage your energy during long days

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Dec 22, 2021
Find your sunshine
321

Don't let a day go by without seeing daylight

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Dec 21, 2021
If you plan it, they will come
340

It's OK to be the planner in any relationship

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Dec 20, 2021
The New Corner Office: Move beyond the urgent
284

Schedule time to think about important things

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Dec 19, 2021
Second Cup: When’s the next big thing?
317

Life is better when there’s something to look forward to

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Dec 18, 2021
Scroll less, puzzle more
354

How to be more mindful during leisure time

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Dec 17, 2021
Good coffee, good mornings
350

Go ahead and enjoy that mind-focusing cup

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Dec 16, 2021
Let your mind wander
368

How to be more creative

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Dec 15, 2021
Old dog, new tricks
401

Why learning something new is smart

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Dec 14, 2021
In a fog? Try sleeping more
487

A surefire way to keep your brain sharp

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Dec 13, 2021
The New Corner Office: If you’re going to work on weekends
245

Get stuff done without losing time off

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Dec 12, 2021
Second Cup: Do what you loved as a kid
282

Look backward to give your leisure time focus

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Dec 11, 2021
Find an anchor date
325

One way to make what needs to happen happen

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Dec 10, 2021
Make hope tangible
328

Find a physical reminder of your goals

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Dec 09, 2021
Commit to a 2020 must-read
323

Make this the year to cross one classic off your list

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Dec 08, 2021
You don't have to finish
345

If something is supposed to be fun, make sure it is

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Dec 07, 2021
Make back-up plans
399

A great Option B makes you less concerned about Option A

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Dec 06, 2021
The New Corner Office: Use those waiting minutes
180

Don't let little bits of time slip away

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Dec 05, 2021
Second Cup: Be a good gift recipient
333

Help loved ones by being easy to shop for

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Dec 04, 2021
Even long journeys have an end
368

If there's a plan, there's no need to be overwhelmed

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Dec 03, 2021
Put a price tag on it
408

Figure out what it would take to solve a problem

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Dec 02, 2021
Enjoy those holiday cards more
297

Savor the pictures, stories, and memories

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Dec 01, 2021
Say yes when you can
370

How to encourage smart risks and buy goodwill

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Nov 30, 2021
Look for the garbage cans
324

How to tell what is real and what isn't

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Nov 29, 2021
The New Corner Office: The joy of holiday networking
314

Stay in touch even without the holiday parties

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Nov 28, 2021
Second Cup: Deck unexpected halls
285

Put a touch of cheer wherever it will bring cheer

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Nov 27, 2021
Don't yuck a yum
281

Let people enjoy what they enjoy

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Nov 26, 2021
Goals should help, not trap
400

If a goal isn't enhancing your life, let it go

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Nov 25, 2021
Mix and match a morning routine
358

Make steady progress toward multiple goals

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Nov 24, 2021
Create a Advent calendar of experiences
293

How to savor the holiday fun

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Nov 23, 2021
Ask for the gift of time
344

One way to battle burnout

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Nov 22, 2021
The New Corner Office: When should I call in sick?
218

A listener asks when remote workers should take sick days

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Nov 21, 2021
Second Cup: Do it or be done with it
281

A listener asks how to tell if something is a priority

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Nov 20, 2021
Your future self can handle it
389

How to balance preparation and enjoying the moment

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Nov 19, 2021
Know what can go
389

Decide in advance what can be skipped

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Nov 18, 2021
You don't get what you don't ask for
371

No one can read your mind

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Nov 17, 2021
Cultivate a memory
386

What to do now to recall an adventure later

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Nov 16, 2021
What to do with your FYIs
448

How to handle information you don't need now

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Nov 15, 2021
The New Corner Office: Enjoy your remaining vacation days
276

Plans derailed? You can still use your days off.

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Nov 14, 2021
Second Cup: Use templates to save time
285

Don't start from scratch on everything

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Nov 13, 2021
Don't stay there
426

You can improve at most things if you try

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Nov 12, 2021
What's next for you today?
313